resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber, off white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy caramel, moderate hops, fruit. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, citrus / bitter hops. medium duration. Please after taste.
foyle (138) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: pours a healthy 2" sudsy cream colored head. Recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is deep amber, slightly cloudy, with moderate carbonation.
Aroma: strong malt presence with raisins, caramel, and whole wheat bread. A bit of earthy hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: standard fluffy English ale mouthfeel, fairly light bodied with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: a hearty brew. The malt dominates (as expected) with those raisin, caramel, and whole wheat bread (toasted) flavors leading the way. There is also a moderate hop presence in the middle and finish and a bit of lingering alcohol burn with the swallow. Delicious and well made ale.
Brouwerij (721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy red copper with pillowy khaki head, decent retention and some stringy lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, mildly nutty, sweet, alcohol. Flavor is nutty, sweet malt up front with a nutty, slight alcohol finish. Enjoyed this a lot more last time. Moderate carbonation, light body, and mildly crisp texture. A decent, simple beer.
Ericular (384) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a mild malt aroma. Taste is a bit nutty and earthy, but overall there just isnít much going on here. Not flavorful enough to be a solid winter warmer for me.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Big grainy, bready, malty nose. The flavor is berries, tannic, grainy, slightly fruity.
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from the brewery (GABF weekend) - Malty, fruity, little cocoa, winter spicy really easy drinking brew. Had this also in bottle during the weekend and for the abv it is really bumping a big abvs taste. Definitely a traditional winter warmer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear medium brown, creamy white head. Nose is nutty, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices. Taste is really nutty, winter spices, creamy, chocolate malt, smooth and creamy.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour from 12 oz bottle. Earth and malt taste. Like an Oktoberfest. Carmel earth notes. From Brady. Not bad
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Odell. Pours clear dark bronze. Aroma is big rye mild yeast funk. Taste is more rye, unmelted wheat grass hay.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Odell. Copper pour with a khaki head. Nutty, toasty aroma. Sweet malt, caramel, floral hops, wood, and a touch of fruit. Flavor is sweet toasted malt and caramel. Nuts, wood, and a little bit of fruit.